Analysis of Biological Networks OpenCourseWare: Free Graduate Level MIT Course on the Study of Biological Processes

Published Jan 29, 2009

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Graduate students can learn about the biophysical and biochemical principles of complex biological processes in the 'Analysis of Biological Networks' OpenCourseWare. The free graduate course is offered through the Biological Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This course can be useful for graduate students pursuing a master's degree or doctorate in Biological Engineering.

Analysis of Biological Networks: Course Specifics

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Analysis of Biological Networks: Course Description

The 'Analysis of Biological Networks' OpenCourseWare shows students how to examine intricate biological processes. Students will study these processes with special attention to the biophysical and biochemical principles on extracellular, molecular, organ and cellular levels. Some of the lecture topics include chemotaxis, the extracellular matrix, decoding information, the interferon network, chemiosmotic coupling, epithelial cell morphogenesis signaling and DNA replication. This course prepares students to understand the complex nature of biological pathways and examine the function of these networks working together. The MIT course was taught by Professors John Essigmann and Ram Sasisekharan in 2004 as a lecture class, two sessions per week. This course prepared graduate students to develop a grant proposal for funding and research in the biological networks field. The OpenCourseWare also provides students with grant proposal guidelines and links to useful resources on the web for biological topics.

This OpenCourseWare includes lecture notes and software tools. If you are interested in taking this free course, visit the biological network analysis course page.

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